Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
People used to joke about econo-box cars being powered by gerbils in little wheels and the upgrade was to hamsters. What does it say when they show hamsters driving the car??
Personally I wouldn't want a car that is so small the hamsters fill the car!!
Tried for the last couple of days to embed this video from CNN.com with no success. Got this from YouTube.
One of the things I like about Jesse is he isn't afraid to express his opinion. While I don't agree with everything he has to say, I agree with what he has to say on this video. I especially like the line about, "Give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour and I'll have him to confess to the Sharon Tate murders" Does that mean Charlie Manson was framed??
Notice how Larry King tries to keep Jesse from talking about how bad aWol was!! Something tells me Jesse does not care for either aWol or Cheney!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Economic Left/Right: -7.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54
H/T to Erudite Redneck for the link to Political Compass.
Let's just say I believe people should be able to do whatever as long as it doesn't affect other people in a bad way, but corporations are not people and must be regulated to keep them from destroying themselves and us in the process.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Anywho, recently we had been checking out cars on-line. We liked the idea of getting a Ford Focus as it gets decent gas mileage and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to buy. (And GM cars just don't seem to fit right.) The Old Lady did an internet search on them and filled in a page to get a price on one. Within the hour the phone was ringing with a call from a local dealer asking if we want to come look at some cars. She set up an appointment for Friday afternoon, saying we'll just go look, we don't have to buy, we'll shop around.
Well, we'll be looking at this car for a long time. The payments will be for 72 months (Six Years!!) which at our stage in life can be a helluva long time!! Hell, I try not to buy green bananas!!They had several Foci on the lot and we took one for a test drive. After the test drive the salesperson asked how we liked it. The Old Lady said she liked it, but wouldn't want that particular car as it was red and would consider any other car as long as it wasn't red. (I concur.) Long story short, this is what we came home with, never having driven or even sat in it before making the deal.
One bright note, now I can finally listen to Oldies music (The Old Lady likes Classic Rock and I like Classic Country in addition to Oldies, modern country sucks because they sound like they are whining all the time usually about god) because the car has Sirius satellite radio which is free for 6 months to sucker you into paying for it every month. The on-air radio here in Hot-Lanta sucks big time!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
David returns to Italy
A bit of culture for a change! After a two year loan to the United States , Michelangelo's David is being returned to Italy .
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here is part of the definition from Wikipedia.
"Apathetic agnosticism (also called Pragmatic agnosticism)—the view that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of God or gods, but since any God or gods that may exist appear unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic anyway."
"The eighteenth century French philosopher Denis Diderot, when accused of being an atheist, replied that he simply did not care whether God existed or not. In response to Voltaire, he wrote:
It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley; but not at all so to believe or not in God.
Jonathan Rauch described apatheism as "a disinclination to care all that much about one's own religion and even a stronger disinclination to care about other people's"."
I googled "Apatheists" and came up with a ton of hits. Until today I had never even seen the word before, so who knew, it might even be a movement. It started off when I was looking at an article about how less people say they are religious.
When I first saw something about the grill with the supposed image of Virgin Mary (see previous post), this was the picture I saw in the article about it.
And then there's this about a man in St. Louis that claims the Virgin Mary appeared in the grease tray of his George Foreman grill. Notice how he put it in the frig for safe keeping!! Does that elevate George Foreman towards Sainthood???
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The grill is on permanent display in a storeroom that is filling up with rosaries.
To me it kinda looks like the salt stain a couple of years ago on a Chicago viaduct.
Found this at KTLA.com.
Again, I am not able to figure out how to delete the commercial.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Now some of the blogs are new, some are old, some are borrowed, some are blue. Wait a minute, I think that refers to something else. Anywho, here are the rules and my list for the award.
The Bella Rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
http://willielahti.blogspot.com/ Artist and Knucklehead
http://yellowdoggrannie.blogspot.com/ in West, Texas
http://zaiusnation.blogspot.com/ Dr. Zaius
http://davedubya.com/ Dave Dubya's Rants
http://thefuturewasyesterday.blogspot.com/ Dan'l & Gadfly